New Medicine for the U.S. Health Care System: Training Physicians for Structural Interventions

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New Medicine for the U.S. Health Care System: Training Physicians for Structural Interventions
Contributors
Hansen, Helena (Author)
Metzl, Jonathan M. (Author)
Date Created
2017-03-01
Abstract
In this article, Hansen and Metzl introduce structural competency and make an argument for training clinical practitioners to create structural interventions. This is the introductory article to an issue in Academic Medicine on structural competency and they describe four papers included in this special section which aim to move from the theoretical framework of structural competency to core educational interventions. The core elements of structural competency described include: perceiving the structural causes of patient's disease, envisioning structural interventions, and cultivating alliances with non-health sector agencies to implement structural interventions. This article lays both a foundation and serves as a resource to other articles that outline key tenets of structural competency and the way it can be operationalized within the clinic and medical education spaces.
Keywords
health disparities
graduate medical education
structural competency
structural interventions
undergraduate medical education

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Hansen, Helena, and Metzl, Jonathan M., "New Medicine for the U.S. Health Care System: Training Physicians for Structural Interventions" (2017). Medicine and Race: AMS Annotated Bibliography. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:1095244/

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